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That way at least we know what's going on.
Then you could have TWO types of road racing:
1) An "anything goes" race on any type of bike you want.
2) UCI sanctioned events.
- R-Sys wheels will spontaneously explode
- The ZG crankset will never, ever exist
- Everyone needs Lightweights, even if they're fat and old
- Parts actually made of metal are SO 10 years ago
I do think that riders who fully disclose those doctors, soigneurs and others who helped them to dope should receive a much reduced doping sentence. Yes they are dopers and cheats, but on the other hand if doctors and others know that they will also get caught, lose their medical licence and possibly go to jail then the sources of the drugs will be much reduced.
Until he talks frankly I don't have any time for him or any sponsor which supports his efforts at rehabilitation. Surprised nobody tells him this when he appears at various sportifs.
mrfish wrote:Until he [Ullrich] talks frankly I don't have any time for him or any sponsor which supports his efforts at rehabilitation. Surprised nobody tells him this when he appears at various sportifs.
Good post. It seems that Ullrich may make an announcement about this subject soon after his court verdict is announced. Even though his agent makes the typical cryptic and vague comment about what he may say, one would think that Jan himself spoke to him about it.
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I hate to bring Armstrong into this, but we can sweep things under the rug and pretend the past is the past. But I for one would like to know how Lance became a seven-time Tour champion. The recent potential Federal charges he may be facing in the near future will undoubtedly shed light into his program, which even for a doper was the best, most efficient and highly successful cycling has ever seen.
We can then put to rest all the myth-making about how he was the hardest working, most focused and most talented Tour rider that ever lived and get to the actual concrete details of how he achieved his success. This will shed light into the dark shadow world that doctors like Ferrari and Fuentes operate under.
We got a glimpse of it when Tyler Hamilton's doping diaries were released to the public. Was I the only one shocked at the amount of PED's he ingested? It's details like this that really make one shake his head in disgust. I cannot imagine what it must be like riding aginst guys like that clean. It is simply impossible. If this is what it took for Hamilton to garner the success he achieved, what does that say about others who fall under the umbrella of suspicion who won more prestigious races than he did?
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I'm not sure if he'll have much to say at the moment.
Bethelcat wrote:What really doesn't make sense to me is why Ullrich's ban for past misdemeanours starts from the present day, while Contador's ban is mostly served retrospectively
He doesn't currently have a team with a load of money to ensure that CAS officials get 'treated properly'.
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In his motivational speech to the new team he is advising, Ullrich wrote:That son of a bitch Armstrong was doping way more than me and never got caught, and then he retired, and Basso and me were dumb ****s and got caught. And now I live in a van down by the river. Why, why, why didn't I pay off those officials? Stupid, stupid, stupid. Now let's get out there and make some serious pay offs. Let's go!!!!